I really don't mind a small car (Swift). I think the space and size and everything is fine for me. I have never owned a Suzuki. I just don't want to feel like I'm in a Mehran when I drive Swift. I don't think that will be the case, will it? Seems like City has a better fuel consumption than a Swift - and I don't like this fact as I will most likely be going for a Swift Most people I talked to, including the people who posted above, say "Swift petrol peeti hai". But if I get 14 with AC and 15 without AC, I think it will be okay. @imran2006g, yes you are right - shorter trips do increase fuel consumption. My daily trips are also short. The main Islamabad is quite small and you need to change gears often. You can hardly drive for 2-3 minutes at the speed of 80 KM/H - 100 KM/H before the next traffic light. I usually drive slow (60 - 70 KM/H) and try to change gears under 2.5 RPM. Only occasionally drive fast when I'm in a hurry or in the mood for some fun. My main priority is fuel consumption but I don't want to go for JDM 660CCs or Mehran or Cultus. In my budget (11-12 lac), Swift seems like the best option to me. Automatic transmission is a deal breaker for me so I'm not looking at JDMs.
I also have to look at the resale factor because I do plan to sell it in max two years. And I don't want to lose money on it when I sell it.